Case Was Brought By Current And Former Student Athletes Who Played College Football, As Well As Men’s And Women’s College Basketball
By Ronn Blitzer
The Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Monday that the NCAA has illegally restricted education-based benefits that could be used as compensation to student athletes.
The case was brought by current and former student athletes who played college football, as well as men’s and women’s college basketball. They sued the NCAA and 11 conferences, claiming that the rules restricting compensation violated antitrust laws. A lower court ruling maintained the NCAA’s rules of generally forbidding payment to student athletes, while allowing for education-related aid.
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